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Public engagement with research

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Public engagement (PE) describes the numerous ways in which activities and benefits from research can be shared with the public. We offer researchers a range of activities to help you get involved with public engagement. PE can inspire creativity and innovation; help to demonstrate research impact; generate public support for the University; and contribute to social justice and corporate responsibility. Plus, it’s interesting, rewarding and lots of fun!  

Why is public engagement important?

Terry O'Connor
Science and Technology Facilities Council

Dr Philip Pothern
Arts and Humanities Research Council


Get involved

The Graduate School offers a wide variety of public engagement opportunities from photo competitions to our high profile Research Showcase. There are also a number of public engagement related short courses available through the Graduate School and Professional Development

The University of Nottingham is committed to supporting PE with research, and is a signatory of the National Manifesto for Public Engagement.

Research Showcase
Research Showcase
3-minute Thesis
Three Minute Thesis
New Perspectives
New Perspectives 
Science Outreach Programme
Science Outreach Programme

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